Scientists Want to Save Trees With Lab-Grown Furniture

‘Wood-like’ fibers grown in custom shapes could reduce the strain on our forests

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To make a product from wood, you need to cut down trees. Collectively, we cut down lots of them. Around 900 million are felled annually around the world — about 2.5 million per day. In the United States, around 40% are used for timber…